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Sūra LIII.: Najm, or the Star.

Section 3

33. Afaraayta allathee tawalla

33. Seest thou one
Who turns back,

34. WaaAAta qaleelan waakda

34. Gives a little,
Then hardens (his heart)?

35. aAAindahu AAilmu alghaybi fahuwa yara

35. What! Has he knowledge
Of the unseen
So that he can see?

36. Am lam yunabba/ bima fee suhufi moosa

36. Nay, is he not acquainted
With what is in the books
Of Moses—

37. Wa-ibraheema allathee waffa

37. And of Abraham
Who fulfilled his

38. Alla taziru waziratun wizra okhra

38. Namely, that no bearer
Of burdens can bear
The burden of another;

39. Waan laysa lil-insani illa ma saAAa

39. That man can have nothing
But what he strives for;

40. Waanna saAAyahu sawfa yura

40. That (the fruit of) his striving
Will soon come in sight;

41. Thumma yujzahu aljazaa al-awfa

41. Then will he be rewarded
With a reward complete;

42. Waanna ila rabbika almuntaha

42. That to thy Lord
Is the final Goal;

43. Waannahu huwa adhaka waabka

43. That it is He Who
Granteth Laughter and Tears;

44. Waannahu huwa amata waahya

44. That it is He Who
Granteth Death and Life;

45. Waannahu khalaqa alzzawjayni alththakara waal-ontha

45. That He did create
In pairs,—male and female,

46. Min nutfatin itha tumna

46. From a seed when lodged
(In its place);

47. Waanna AAalayhi alnnash-ata al-okhra

47. That He hath promised
A Second Creation
(Raising of the Dead);

48. Waannahu huwa aghna waaqna

48. That it is He Who
Giveth wealth and satisfaction;

49. Waannahu huwa rabbu alshshiAAra

49. That He is the Lord
Of Sirius (the Mighty Star);

50. Waannahu ahlaka AAadan al-oola

50. And that it is He
Who destroyed the (powerful)
Ancient ‘Ād (people),

51. Wathamooda fama abqa

51. And the Thamūd,
Nor gave them a lease
Of perpetual life.

52. Waqawma noohin min qablu innahum kanoo hum athlama waatgha

52. And before them,
The people of Noah,
For that they were (all)
Most unjust
And most insolent transgressors,

53. Waalmu/tafikata ahwa

53. And He destroyed
The Overthrown Cities
(Of Sodom and Gomorrah),

54. Faghashshaha ma ghashsha

54. So that (ruins unknown)
Have covered them up.

55. Fabi-ayyi ala-i rabbika tatamara

55. Then which of the gifts
Of thy Lord, (O man,)
Wilt thou dispute about?

56. Hatha natheerun mina alnnuthuri al-oola

56. This is a Warner,
Of the (series of) Warners
Of old!

57. Azifati al-azifatu

57. The (Judgment) ever approaching
Draws nigh:

58. Laysa laha min dooni Allahi kashifatun

58. No (soul) but God
Can lay it bare.

59. Afamin hatha alhadeethi taAAjaboona

59. Do ye then wonder
At this recital?

60. Watadhakoona wala tabkoona

60. And will ye laugh
And not weep,—

61. Waantum samidoona

61. Wasting your time
In vanities?

62. Faosjudoo lillahi waoAAbudoo

62. But fall ye down in prostration
To God, and adore (Him)!

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